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1959 Porsche 356A: A Phoenix Rises From A Tractor Barn

Father-and-son restoration on this beautiful blue bathtub.
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Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith

I loved the sense of community with this restoration and the wonderful father and son partnership that brought this wonderful little Porsche back to life. A delightful tale.

Buc356
Buc356

Bravo et merci pour cette émouvant Témoignage, qui résonne pour moi comme une piqure des rappel pour ne pas oublier les années passé avec mon père et mon fils, tous deux disparu, a rénover notre 356 et notre Cox découvrable de 62 ! Au plaisir de se revoir un jour amitié Alain

Gonzalo
Gonzalo

great dad-son restoration history! congrats!
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gringo
gringo

So awesomely charming and beautiful. ,,, and it’s a Porsche – who’da thought.

Evan Bedford
Evan Bedford

Is that Philip Glass in the background? Blends in nicely.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Around 3:10 the themes do get very like Glass don’t they. Somehow I think that this isn’t Phil Glass: this is someone reaching to his harmonies and rhythms.

Evan Bedford
Evan Bedford

Relax Franz. Life is too short as it is.

P911C4S
P911C4S

Petrolicious, you’re killing it these days! Awesome video. Great story. Beautiful car.

Landroving
Landroving

I’m guessing that hub wrench/puller that is being used at the start of the video was fabricated by the subjects, beautiful work…and the 356 isn’t bad either;-)

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

The 356 is pretty amazing. They said, credibly, that they have 800 hours of work in a bare metal, rotisserie mount, chassis restoration. And all the numbers match.

Dunno about the hub wrench. It is an odd thing, isn’t it? They certainly seem practiced with it.

willi_sturm
willi_sturm

A story I can only hope to repeat with my children. Profitez de chaque kilometre les gars!

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Casual Observer
Casual Observer

Nice. Shame about the mobile phone in his hand. ;—]

Scott Morse
Scott Morse

GREAT STORY…Drive long and prosper!

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

A fascinating car . Not quite a restoration but not a resto – mod either . So perhaps a period correct resto – mod ? No matter what you call it though that is one of the tastiest 356’s I’ve seen in decades .

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Lovely job isn’t it? And the community of people who joined together to do the work is also quite special.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

Yes I love how the whole vibe is 50s-ish. Too bad about the sticker on the door . . . Heuer didn’t become TAG Heuer until 1985!